Don Showalter USA Basketball 3-Line Pick & Roll Drill
Here is a pick & roll basketball training drill from Coach Don Showalter. I was lucky enough to help out at the USA Basketball Junior National Team mini-camp last summer. The camp featured top players from across the country in the 2017 and 2018 classes. The coaches for the mini-camp included Don Showalter (Iowa City High School), Mike Jones (DeMatha Catholic High School – MD), Cory Alexander (ESPN – ACC Network Commentator), Sharman White (Miller Grove HS – GA), L.J. Goolsby (KC Run GMC – MO), & Eric Flannery (St. Edwards High School – OH). Coach Showalter has been coaching with USA basketball since 1998. That year, he served as the Head Coach for the Nike Hoop Summit team and was also the North Head Coach during the 1998 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival. He then took over the U16 & U17 teams from 2009-present. Since 2010, Showalter’s USA teams are 26-0 with 4 Gold Medals. Showalter has made his name as one of the country’s best high school coaches. After spending 29 years as the head coach at Mid-Prairie, he took over as Head Coach at Iowa City high school in 2012 and retired to coach with USA Basketball full-time this past year.
Don Showalter USA Basketball 3-Line Pick & Roll Basketball Training Drill
Option 1: In the first option, the guard passes to the wing then cuts through to the opposite corner and sets up for a shot. The post player moves up from the baseline to set a ball-screen for the wing. The wing player and post play a pick & roll with the wing hitting the post at the basket for a lay-up or dunk. The coach on the wing passes to the guard in the corner for a shot. Each player rebounds his own shot and moves to the end of the line.
Option 2: This option starts the same, but instead of the wing hitting the post on the roll, he kicks it out to the guard in the opposite corner. The post player setting the screen pops to the short corner and gets a pass from the second post player on the baseline. The coach passes to the wing at the elbow for a shot. Again, each player rebounds his own shot and moves to the end of the line.